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Adam Pardy signed by Predators, waived

09 Apr 2016;  Edmonton Oilers defenceman Adam Pardy (6) against the Vancouver Canucks  during a game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver BC. Vancouver won 4-3 in a shootout. (Photograph by Bob Frid/Icon Sportswire)
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Through the first two months of the 2015-16 North American hockey season, former Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Pardy had been playing exclusively at the AHL level. Per CapGeek, he was skating on an AHL contract – meaning that he was unable to be recalled to play at the highest level.

Now, though, it seems that his status has been a bit changed.

It was confirmed on Wednesday morning, as reported by the Atlantic Toronto’s James Mirtle, that Pardy had been placed on waivers by the Nashville Predators. By virtue, that suggests that he has also been signed to an NHL deal by the Central Division club, meaning they’ll be able to recall him if need be.

The Predators seemingly made this move not long after veteran defenseman Matt Carle, who had been with the club until being waived last week, opted to retire from pro hockey. As a result, this gives Pardy the chance to replace Carle at both the NHL and AHL level if need be.

Drafted 173rd by the Calgary Flames in 2004, Pardy – a native of Bonavista, Newfoundland – has spent time with the Flames, the Dallas Stars, the Buffalo Sabres, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Edmonton Oilers throughout his career. He heads to Nashville with four goals and 52 points through 338 career NHL games amongst those clubs.

Nashville currently sits fourth in the Central Division, boasting an 11-8-3 record coming off the heels of a victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Adding another depth option in case of injury certainly can’t hurt the club.

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